Los Angeles finally received some rainfall over the weekend, but not enough to delay tonight’s doubleheader at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This evening, America’s favorite pastime will be brought to fans by the 712 turboshaft horsepower of the City of Anaheim’s Police Department helicopter, an American Eurocopter AS350.
This breathtaking video showing one of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Helicopters AS350 Écureuils hauling a Bambi Bucket through the French Alps will make you want to go take your first helicopter flying lesson. This little video has it all, an awesome perspective, gorgeous terrain and some heart pumping moves by the pilot.
Helicopters can do some pretty amazing things: they can pluck people from cranes and play some mad ice hockey. They've been at the center at some pretty impressive YouTube videos (or have filmed such videos) but what belies behind-the-scenes is a machine that delivers on a promise of simplicity and low-operating costs…
Most helicopters are built for hovering, not for speed. But the Eurocopter X3 is built for both. The demonstrator tilt-rotor aircraft proved as much when it set a pair of air speed records earlier this month.
If your friends all fly Sikorskys and you must make amends, plead with the Lord to buy you a Eurocopter EC145 outfitted in "Mercedes-Benz style" with leather and wood. Then laugh heartily at those sad working-rich folks flying generic helicopters.